Summary

Winner of the Booksellers Association Independent Booksellers' Book Prize, 2008.
Shortlisted for the British Book Awards, Richard & Judy's, Best Read of the Year, 2008. When troubled artist Rachel Kelly dies painting obsessively in her attic studio in Penzance, her saintly husband and adult children are left to unravel a legacy of secrets and emotional damage.
©2007 Patrick Gale (P)2014 Audible, Inc.
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A Richard and Judy Book Club selection.
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5 out of 5 stars
By Sarah R. on 30-01-09

Wonderful

One of the best audiobooks I have listened to. Just loved it and Steven Pacey's reading made it all the more enjoyable. Highly recommended. Please can we have some more of Patrick Gale's books ready by Steven Pacey. Thank you - just wonderful.

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6 of 6 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Mirium on 18-07-09

Wonderful

I don't often give books 5 stars, but this one really deserved it. An intriguing and well-constructed plot, believable and interesting characters, fine, subtle writing without any pretentiousness - what more could you want? It was beautifully-read, too. I was really sorry when it came to an end - but hurrah! The ending was satisfying, and not cliched or predictable.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Ben on 27-06-15

Magnficent

Another brilliant book from Patrick Gale. All the elements we have come to expect - fantastic characterisation, insightful study of family dynamics, several points of view, twists and turns along the way. The idea of beginning each chapter with a note from an exhibition seems like the kind of thing I wouldn't like, but it was great actually. Well worth a credit.

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